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Auction 161, Lot 758

"Icon Tabernaculi ex Aria Montano Desumpta", Fuller, Thomas

Subject: Prints Religion

Period: 1650 (published)

Publication: A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine

Color: Hand Color

12.6 x 11.3 inches
32 x 28.7 cm
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This engraving depicts the Tabernacle and shows how it was built. The engraving is embellished with a coat of arms and dedication cartouche.

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) was a respected English clergyman who wrote several books on the history and geography of the Holy Land. His A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine, published in 1650, was a geographical description of the Holy Land with special reference to biblical history. Fuller financed the book by dividing it into sections and finding sponsors for each one. To acknowledge the patrons, all maps contained decorative cartouches with the sponsor's coat of arms and a dedication to him.

References: Nebenzahl (HL) p.128-131; Shirley (BL Atlases) G.FULL-1a.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on paper with a large coat of arms watermark and a few small worm tracks in the top and bottom blank margins that have been professionally infilled.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 2/8/2017